Indeed, the afforestation projects in the 1990s resulted in vast shelter belts and modest farmer-managed tree on natural regeneration, private windbreaks, woodlots and tree on farm land. Nonetheless, the population uses four times more fuel-wood production than the area produces. Therefore, intensifying farmer-managed fuel-wood production and reducing fuel wood through efficient cookstoves initiatives, will maintain fuel-wood-balance consumption and bring back the resilience of livelihoods of the rural households in the focal LGAs. This is the mission of Farmer Managed Renewal Energy Production in Katsina State.
Basically, Agroforesty plays a major role in supporting Community livelihood in the Soudano-Sahelin zone of the Northern Nigeria. The zone has seen continued population growth resulting in increased agriculture and ensuing deforestation and desertification. Therefore, agroforestry has been used as a medium to support and promote sustainable growth and to influence pattern of development.
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